ODNR Fishing Report April 03, 2019: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: April 06, 2019

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Posted by ODNR on April 06, 2019 at 06:22:41:

ODNR Fishing Report April 3, 2019

The daily bag limit for walleye in Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 4 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15 inches.
The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler in all Ohio waters of Lake Erie.
The trout and salmon daily bag limit is 2 fish per angler. The minimum size limit is 12 inches.
Black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass): The daily bag limit is to 5 fish (singly or in combination) per angler with a 14-inch minimum size limit.

Lake Erie
New for 2019:
A Lake Erie fishing permit is required for nonresidents from January 1 to April 30 when fishing Lake Erie and areas immediately upstream in creeks, rivers, and tributaries.

Where: Open water fishing is upon us and anglers are doing well trolling near 1.0 mph. Stick baits in dark colors with short leads have been producing best. Many anglers are using snap weights approximately 20 feet back, with another 20 to 30 feet to the lure. Action has been the best near the Camp Perry firing range and Kelleys Island in 25 to 35 feet of water. The jig bite will begin to pick up in the coming weeks, but anglers occasionally are doing well vertical jigging blade baits and spoons where fish are being marked.

Anglers are advised to be cautious in the early spring. Extremely cold water temperatures put anglers at a high risk for hypothermia. Always wear your life jacket and leave a float plan with someone on shore of your intended plans.

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